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Nickelodeon Announces New Series, Episodes, etc., at Upfront Presentation

Nickelodeon held its upfront presentation to advertisers on Thursday, March 9. During the presentation, Nickelodeon announced a slate that will include content developed from such platforms as feature films, video games, broadband and international production, as well as a multi-million dollar development slate for non-linear productions. Nickelodeon television will also premiere 254 new episodes during […]

NY Daily News: "Avatar" to Go to iTunes

An article in the New York Daily News on the success of Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender states that the first season of the show will be available on Apple’s iTunes Music Store, along with the second season premiere. According to comments made in the article by series creators Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, the […]

"Case Closed": Hooked Early On

Two of the biggest complaints about the Case Closed DVD releases have been the skipped episodes (FUNimation released the first four episodes, then skipped to Episode 53 to bring up sales by picking up where the Adult Swim airings left off), and the limited episode count (except for the occasional 4-episode volumes, they’ve all been […]

"SpongeBob SquarePants: The Yellow Avenger" Comes to the PSP

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Yellow Avenger has shipped for the PSP (PlayStation Portable) System, THQ has announced. Based on the characters of Nickelodeon’s animated television show SpongeBob SquarePants, the game explores a new dimension of SpongeBob as a superhero and is now available at retail outlets nationwide. [Source: PR Newswire]

Warner Bros. and Weinstein Co. to Distribute "TMNT" Film

The upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles CG animated film has landed deals for both domestic and international theatrical distribution. Warner Bros. Pictures will oversee domestic distribution of the film, while the Weinstein Co. will distribute the film internationally. The film is scheduled for domestic release on March 30, 2007. [Source: The Hollywood Reporter] (via William […]

Jeannie Schulz on Managing "Peanuts" Legacy

Jeannie Schulz, the widow of famed Peanuts cartoonist Charles Schulz, has been profiled in an article syndicated by the Los Angeles Times. The article goes into Jeannie Schulz’s life and her marriage to Charles Schulz, her stewardship of the Peanuts legacy and the Charles Schulz Museum and Research Center, and how she finds balance through […]

"Otaku Unite!" Great, But Not Perfect, Documentary

There are very few anime documentaries out there, and most of them poke fun at the fandom instead of looking at it in a neutral light like other documentaries are supposed to do. Who knew a college kid’s final project would be the one to get things right? For his final project, anime fan Eric […]

Filmmaker Eric Bresler On "Otaku Unite!"

The following interview was conducted with Eric Bresler, director of documentary film Otaku Unite!, at the New York Comic-Con on Februrary 25 and 26, with some supplemental questions being answered over e-mail. Toon Zone: What is Otaku Unite!? Eric Bresler: Otaku Unite! is a documentary on the history of Japanese animation fandom in the United […]

Three New Fourth Generation Pokémon Revealed

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Last month, Nintendo revealed a new Pokémon, Manaphy, who is a legendary in the upcoming Pokémon Diamond/Pearl video games for the Nintendo DS, and the star of the 9th Pokémon movie, Pokémon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea: Manaphy. When Manaphy was revealed, three other Pokémon were shadowed out, promised to be revealed later […]

CN Announces New Shows, Renewals at Upfront (Updated)

At the first part of their upfront presentation in New York this morning, Cartoon Network announced their slate of new projects and acquisitions for the coming year. CN offically announced a new original series titled Squirrel Boy, created and produced by Everett Peck, creator of Duckman. In Squirrel Boy, Andy, voiced by Pamela S. Adlon, […]

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